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Learn with OFEN Co-Arts

Creating safe spaces in dance and the performing arts

Seven intersecting circles demonstrating how aspects of an artistic organisation holistically work to empower employees

Whether you are a dancer, organisation, company or school, we offer practical and results-driven learning to create actual change in your work

Free workshops for dancers

Disrupting Harm In Dance

by Whistle While You Work, OFEN Co-Arts and others

This online self-directed course offers information and tools for dancers, performers, and adjacent professionals to work more safely together.

Learn to navigate dysfunctional culture while feeling safe, connected, and empowered.

Emerging Dance Artists

Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, OFEN Co-Arts and others

Videos and other resources about career development, working conditions, health, and key qualifications. 

Aimed to support dance graduates in transitioning from their education to a professional career in dance, mid-career and end-career dancers. 

Book a workshop for your group

Speaking Up

Learn Tools to be Heard

Explore the concept of voice for dancers within a culture of silence. Learn effective ways to speak up, whom to address, what to communicate, and navigate power dynamics. Through a detailed mind map, participants grasp the process of speaking up, including incident documentation and decision-making. Elevate your team’s ability to address issues, concerns, and ideas, fostering responsiveness and accountability in the workspace with essential communication skills.

2-hour workshop


Developing Ethical Engagement

Fostering Communication, Consent, and Feedback

Empower your team with our workshop, “Developing Ethical Engagement.” Tailored for dance or performing arts, this session equips participants with skills for respectful workplaces. OFEN’s workshop offers practical ethical engagement and inclusivity tools, from communication to consent frameworks. Schedule one today to foster a safe, valued workplace.

6-hour workshop


OFEN Co-Arts has given workshops for Danse Suisse (Zurich, Switzerland), Kunstenpunt (Brussels, Belgium), Pina Bausch Foundation (Wuppertal, Germany), Podiumkunsten (Brussels, Belgium), Dance Hub (Adelaide, South Australia), TanzKongress 2022, id_tanzhaus (Frankfurt, Germany), ArtEZ (Arnhem, Nederlands) and Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (Berlin, Germany). 

Our services

Are you a festival, Theatre, or congress?

We can:

  • Speak on panels about change in the arts

  • Consult with you on your programmation

  • Give workshops

Are you a university or educational facility?

We can:

  • Educate your teachers about body awareness and inclusion

  • Give workshops to your students

  • Mentor leadership in how to promote well-being at school

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

– James Baldwin